When can I plant Bishop's Weed in Zone 9a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to determine when it's a good idea to plant bishop's weed by checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 9a.


Planting Calendar for Bishop's Weed

Frost tolerance for bishop's weed: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Bishop's Weed are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather which means that you can plant them a quite a bit earlier than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant bishop's weed
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The earliest that you can plant bishop's weed in Zone 9a is January. However, you really should wait until February if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant bishop's weed and expect a good harvest is probably October. If you wait any later than that and your bishop's weed may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your bishop's weed indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 9a the average date of last frost happens on February 15. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 20°F.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 9a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a it frosts late in the year after February 15 be ready to cover your bishop's weed if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 9a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 9a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)February 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low20°F
Highest Expected Low25°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 20°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 25°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 9a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 9a.